- Slides: 5
Informal Letter Writing YEAR 2 ENGLISH HOME LEARNING
This week’s work This week you will be writing informal letters. You normally write informal letters to people you know, but it can sometimes be to people you don’t know. A formal letter (meaning it needs to be smarter) is normally written when you don’t know the reader, or the person you are writing to is important (like if you wrote a letter to Mr Quinn) Today’s lesson will look at the features of an informal letter.
What are the features? You will need: ◦ ◦ ◦ The correct layout with the right ways to start and end the letter (Dear…. / Love from …. ) An introduction to tell the reader why you are writing Expanded noun phrases to make your letter more interesting Questions for the reader (e. g. how are you? ) The main paragraphs of the letter where you go into detail about whatever it is you are writing for (describing your week, what you want for your birthday, saying thank you for something) ◦ A paragraph to finish your letter. This is also called a conclusion ◦ The right address for where you are sending it. ◦ Exciting vocabulary and the correct punctuation.
Task 1 Look at and read the example letter. Using a pencil or colouring pencil can you highlight some of the features that was in our list. I have posted the full letter on the blog.
Task 2 Using the example letter as a guide, can you write your own letter to Father Christmas? You will need to imagine it is closer to Christmas, but it is never too early to send a Christmas list! You might have some questions for him, you might want to know what he is up to in the summer. Like the example letter, you should tell him what you would like, and go into good detail, using important expanded noun phrases. For example: I would like a bike. (X) I would like a crimson mountain bike ( )